As the death toll continues to increase, the World Health Organization has warned that Kenya is a “high-risk” area for transmission of the Ebola virus.
The warning comes after a report that another leading physician has died of the disease.
According to the WHO’s statement, Kenya is a transportation hub in East Africa with many daily flights which makes it more vulnerable to the virus.
Despite warnings, however, the country announced that they have no immediate plans on banning flights from the nations affected by the disease.
“We do not recommend ban of flights because of porous borders,” health cabinet secretary James Macharia said in a statement.
Fight against the Ebola virus
In West Africa, the WHO claimed that the number of people who died because of the virus has now jumped to 1,069.
The health agency recently released a statement, saying there were already fifty-six deaths and 128 new cases of infection reported in two days in August 11.